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Old 01-25-2011, 08:16 PM   #1
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looking 2 get a brewing program not sure which way 2 go. So ill post what i want 2 accomplish and hopefully someonce can steer me in the right direction. I need to take a known 5gal recipe break it down to a 1gal batch. make radical flavor changes then convert the new 1gal changes into a 5+ gal recipe. are any capable of this?

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Old 01-25-2011, 08:46 PM   #2
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You are going to have to be a bit more specific...

Most software will help you to scale batches. As for making radical flavor changes...how are you hoping the software will help you do this?

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was told beer smith had troubles doing small batches.. as far as changes my buddy has an idea for a pepercorn saison. would suck 2 brew 5 gal of crap so was hoping 2 creat a 1 gal batch and have program up everything when we perfect it so our math is not off in respect 2 a 5gal batch

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i don't think it has problems with small batches....

as far as a peppercorn saison, check out pepe nero from goose island:

http://www.gooseisland.com/pages/pepe_nero/194.php

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so basically ur saying most should be able to break a 5gal recipe into a 1gal recipe and vice versa?

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I can't imagine why beersmith would have trouble with small batches, as the calculations are pretty trivial. I've certainly not heard anything along those lines, though I've never tried myself.

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so basically ur saying most should be able to break a 5gal recipe into a 1gal recipe and vice versa?
Of course. Dividing a batch is simple math, and even the most basic software can do it.
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i could see an issue in taking a commercial brewery's 90000 bbl recipe and just direct-scaling down to 2 gallons

but if you have a 5g recipe, scaling to 2 should be easy.

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